Africa Outreach Program

Program Director
Dr. Barbara B Brown
Contact Person
Dr. Barbara B Brown 
(617) 353-7303
Mailing Address
African Studies Center
232 Bay State Road
Boston Massachusetts 02215
Program URL 
The mission: to strengthen the teaching of Africa through
* professional development
* curriculum products
* teaching resources -- available on our website as well as through a large on-site free library, open to all teachers
Program Participants In Schools
  • Teachers
  • Staff
  • Principals

  • BU Faculty

Grade Levels
  • Pre-K
  • K-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12

Participating School Districts
  • Arlington Public Schools
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • Chelsea Public Schools
  • Lawrence Public Schools
  • Waltham Public Schools
  • Watertown Public Schools
  • Other: All Districts in Massachusetts, Plus Open to All
Participating BU Schools and Colleges
  • College of Arts & Sciences
Program Focus
  • After-School and Out-of-School Programming
  • Academic Support: English Language Arts (ELA)
  • Academic Support: Social Sciences and History
  • Academic Support: Theatre, Music, and Art
Research Component No
External Funding Department of Education (DOEd)
Additional Information This program is directed by a full time professional.
The teaches resource Library on Africa is the largest such library in the United States, with over 3000 items for preK-12. ALL books, DVDs, curriculum guides and other materials are available for free borrowing. The full library catalog is available as a searchable online database through our website.